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Points of Connection
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Points of Connection

At St. Peter’s connecting the world to God’s love is their mission. During the pandemic, they determined they needed to focus on answering one question. How do we help people connect with each other and connect with God during this time of isolation?

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Generosity Propelled by Purpose
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Generosity Propelled by Purpose

“The pandemic strengthened our resolve to follow the path God laid out for us,” Pastor Stan Whites shared. “It offered an opportunity to hone skills that God invites us to practice...”

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Thinking About You
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Thinking About You

“It felt like we were scrambling to navigate how to be a church in the early days of this crisis. TMF reached out to us to let us know they had thought through some strategies they believed would take some of the pressure off of our church..."

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Grief and Grace
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Grief and Grace

“The pandemic has been an extremely personal experience for us,” Pastor Kefentse Risher said with a pause. “In fact, I would say 2020 felt unpredictable. We lost multiple people and watched many in our congregation contract COVID...”

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The Furlough Kitchen of Houston
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The Furlough Kitchen of Houston

With so many families struggling, Nathan wanted to do something that would make a difference. His best friend, Lucas Marr, did too. When they saw the Furlough Kitchen in Dallas, a pop-up collaboration that got meals to needy people...

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Tipping Points
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Tipping Points

Rev. Melvin Amerson was that tipping point for Rev. David Briggs. As a TMF Area Representative for the Texas Conference, Melvin had been working as a coach with David, encouraging him to tie the church’s bold new vision to stewardship.

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A Conversation with Cheryl Westbrook, Loan Officer
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A Conversation with Cheryl Westbrook, Loan Officer

TMF Loan Officer Cheryl Westbrook is a self-proclaimed 'people person' who is passionate about helping others. She was a loan officer at Heartspring Methodist Foundation for seven years before it formally merged with TMF in January 2019.

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Boomtown
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Boomtown

In the next ten to fifteen years, Troy, TX is projected to triple in size, moving from less than 2,000 people to over 6,000, and Troy UMC is gearing up for the boom. In order to reach them, Troy UMC decided to move up a massive building project.

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Sharing God’s Goodness and Generosity
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Sharing God’s Goodness and Generosity

The congregation started a program called ministry mile, focused on serving anyone living within one mile of the church who would benefit from assistance. This led to initiatives for weekend lunch programs, summer youth groups, and more.

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